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Believe in Me (2006)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 6 February 2006 (USA)
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In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.



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Credited cast:
Clay Driscoll
Jean Driscoll
Ellis Brawley
Hugh Moreland
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Atherton ...
Ruth Selman
Pat Thompson
(Voice) Basketball TV Announcer
Paula Criss ...
Sadie York (as Marta McGonagle)
Stephanie Marie Delgado ...
Popular Girl
Camilla DeRamus ...
Mrs. Johnson
Liz Blair
Sean Dugan ...
The Heckler
Jim Stovall


Girls? The thought of coaching them seems preposterous to Clay Driscoll (earnest newcomer Jeffrey Donovan), who travels to Middleton, Okla., in the 1960s prepared to coach the varsity boys' team. But that position is filled, so he's forced to coach the girls' team -- the Lady Cyclones. Faced with an under-performing crew of untrained players, the coach begins to treat the girls like boys. They run laps in a closed gym and practice shots and plays they've never tried before -- and eventually their "old-fashioned grit" leads them to a Cinderella season culminating with the state championships. Along their way, Driscoll and the girls overcome several obstacles, most of all, gaining a fan base. Meanwhile, big man in town Ellis Brawley (Bruce Dern) can't stand Driscoll and his newfangled idea of empowering female athletes. Of course, the Lady Cyclones are up to the task of proving Brawley wrong. Driven by their caring young coach, the girls determine to play as hard as the boys, even ... Written by Froshi

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Never let them tell you what you can't do.


Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

6 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$81,569 (USA) (9 March 2007)


$208,565 (USA) (30 March 2007)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Based on the book ''Brief Garland'', by author Harold Keith who wrote it about his nephew and real-life coach Jim Keith. See more »


The western Oklahoma town, Weatherford, is misspelled as "Wetherford", on a marquee. See more »

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Coach Jim Keith coached at our high school in that small Oklahoma town. Can't wait to see the movie!
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We cannot wait to see this movie! We have heard so many positive comments about it already. It will be X-TRA special to my husband and me as we personally know Coach Jim Keith and his beautiful bride, Jorene. We had the privilege of graduating from high school (and playing basketball) in that small Oklahoma town where he coached a few years before the time line of this film. We know Coach Keith to be a man of highest integrity and will always count he and his lovely wife as role models from our high school days. What fun we had. Coach Keith was our special speaker for our 50th Alumni High School Reunion this past March 2005.

Yeaaaaa Coach Keith and Jorene. We love you and wish you the very best.

Ron & Jo Ann Waters

Class of '55

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